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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-6040

GNU C Library (aka glibc) before 2.20 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and crash) via a multibyte character value of "0xffff" to the iconv function when converting (1) IBM933, (2) IBM935, (3) IBM937, (4) IBM939, or (5) IBM1364 encoded data to UTF-8.
Publish Date : 2014-12-05 Last Update Date : 2017-01-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-3142-1 -- eglibc -- security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28528 unix
RHSA-2015:0016: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20150016 unix
RHSA-2015:0327: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20150327 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1128-1 -- Security update for glibc oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26817 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1129-1 -- Security update for glibc oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25924 unix
USN-2432-1 -- GNU C Library vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28047 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-6040

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Glibc 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Glibc 2.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Glibc 2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Glibc 2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Glibc 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Glibc 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Glibc 2.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Glibc 2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Glibc 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Glibc 2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application GNU Glibc 2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application GNU Glibc 2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 29

- References For CVE-2014-6040 CONFIRM;a=commitdiff;h=41488498b6 CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 69472 GNU glibc 'iconv()' Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2015-01-28
GENTOO GLSA-201602-02
MLIST [oss-security] 20140902 Re: CVE request: glibc character set conversion from IBM code pages
MLIST [oss-security] 20140829 CVE request: glibc character set conversion from IBM code pages

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-6040

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